Daily Bulletin

The Conversation

  • Written by Andrea Carson, Associate Professor at La Trobe University. Department of Politics, Media and Philosophy, La Trobe University

When he founded the blog CapitalWeather.com 15 years ago in Washington DC, Jason Samenow was working for the US government as a climate change analyst. A full-time media career was probably the last thing on his mind.

But the blog – which became known as the Capital Weather Gang – gained traction, and was gradually absorbed by The Washington Post.

These days, Samenow is chief meteorologist and weather editor for the Post, where his work is driving audience growth and engagement.

Washington Post weather editor Jason Samenow on how weather coverage is evolving – and building audience growth Jason Samenow began his career as a climate change analyst before transitioning into journalism. Jason Samenow, Author provided (No reuse)

Lawrie Zion caught up with him for a chat about how digital media has changed the way that we connect to the weather, and why it’s wrong for weather editors to leave climate change out of the discussion.

New to podcasts?

Podcasts are often best enjoyed using a podcast app. All iPhones come with the Apple Podcasts app already installed, or you may want to listen and subscribe on another app such as Pocket Casts (click here to listen to Media Files on Pocket Casts).

You can also hear us on any of the apps below. Just pick a service from one of those listed below and click on the icon to find Media Files.

Listen on Apple Podcasts Washington Post weather editor Jason Samenow on how weather coverage is evolving – and building audience growth

Listen on RadioPublic

Additional credits

Producer: Andy Hazel.

Theme music: Susie Wilkins.

Image

Flickr/Shannon Dizmang

Authors: Andrea Carson, Associate Professor at La Trobe University. Department of Politics, Media and Philosophy, La Trobe University

Read more http://theconversation.com/media-files-washington-post-weather-editor-jason-samenow-on-how-weather-coverage-is-evolving-and-building-audience-growth-119811

From fairytale to gothic ghost story: how 40 years of biopics showed Princess Diana on screen

arrow_forward

No, chivalry is not dead – but it's about time it was

arrow_forward

The Conversation
INTERWEBS DIGITAL AGENCY

Business News

What you need to know before buying any business

Before buying any business, the first thing you need to know is how long the business has been in operation. It is because you'll be investing time, money, and other resources into the business, i...

Daily Bulletin - avatar Daily Bulletin

5 Reasons your Business Needs Lean Consulting

If you want to implement the lean management system or you've just started, you might be considering working with a firm that's an expert in lean consulting to reinforce your training, execution, ...

NewsServices.com - avatar NewsServices.com

Invest In The Best Trading Platforms In Australia

A dependable trading platform would help you streamline your trading process and increase your return on investment. When it comes to selecting a stockbroker, Australians have a lot of options. Th...

Daily Bulletin - avatar Daily Bulletin